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Tech, UAM Meet Thursday at Tucker Coliseum

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Learn more about Jerry. Tickets for the Arkansas Tech-UAM doubleheader ($5 adults/$3 senior citizens and children) will be available at the door. Those with a valid Arkansas Tech identification card will be admitted free of charge. UAM Cotton Blossoms (5-7, 1-3) at Arkansas Tech Golden Suns (6-6, 2-4) When: Thursday, Jan. 16, 5:30 p.m. Where: Tucker Coliseum, Russellville Radio/Internet: KWKK 100.9 FM/www.arkansastechsports.com Series: Tech leads 61-24 About the Golden Suns: Arkansas Tech was doomed by poor shooting down the stretch in an 83-65 loss at Henderson State on Saturday. The Golden Suns made just two of their final 20 field goal attempts as they suffered their fifth consecutive loss. Arkansas Tech is shooting 32.9 percent from the field (101-of-307) during its current losing streak. The Golden Suns have won their last 10 meetings with UAM and they are 15-1 against the Cotton Blossoms since 2007. Tech is 35-6 all-time at home against UAM in women's basketball. About the Cotton Blossoms: Arkansas-Monticello has lost three consecutive games. Southern Nazarene defeated UAM 72-61 on Saturday. Sophomore forward Jordan Goforth scored 15 points, collected six rebounds and made three steals in the defeat. Goforth ranks fourth in the Great American Conference in scoring (17.8 points per game). She averaged 21.3 points per game in three appearances against Arkansas Tech last season on her way to 2012-13 GAC freshman of the year honors. UAM Boll Weevils (11-3, 4-2) at Arkansas Tech Wonder Boys (9-5, 4-2) When: Thursday, Jan. 16, 7:30 p.m. Where: Tucker Coliseum, Russellville Radio/Internet: KWKK 100.9 FM/www.arkansastechsports.com Series: Tech leads 98-50 About the Wonder Boys: Arkansas Tech improved to 4-1 in its last five games with an 82-63 victory at Henderson State on Saturday. The Wonder Boys made 14 3-pointers in the win, their most in a single game since February 2012. Junior forward Marshawn Arnold leads the Great American Conference in field goal percentage (.690), senior center Charles Mells ranks No. 2 in the GAC in blocked shots (2.3 per game) and junior guard Tyler Friedel is third in the GAC in 3-point field goal percentage (.489). About the Boll Weevils: Arkansas-Monticello is 9-1 in its last 10 games. The Boll Weevils will be playing just their third road game of the season on Thursday. UAM leads the GAC in scoring defense (67.8 points allowed per game), turnover margin (+2.55 per game), offensive rebounds (12.7 per game) and field goal percentage (.495). Senior forward Brandon Wilson ranks second in the GAC in scoring (18.6 points per game). The Boll Weevils swept the Wonder Boys last season, defeating Tech 56-49 in Monticello and 51-50 in Russellville.]]>